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I current have a setup using Motion to stream video from a webcam attached to a raspberry pi. Unfortunately this is quite low quality and has a poor frame rate.

I am looking into using HTTP Live Streaming, but details about this a vague at best especially when it comes to using a raspberry pi as the server.

If this is not possible what options do I have to for streaming "high quality" video?

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Have a look at vlc – adrianmcmenamin Feb 22 '13 at 13:42
VLC on the Pi is really slow transcoding. You might get better resolution but at the best the Pi CPU will shoot to 100% and cause bad lagging,unless the camera supports better resolution encoding natively-but then Motion should work just as well. A better option, for use the Pi Camera module for example, is the use gstreamer from the OMX project that uses Hardware encoding. Like I write in my book – ppumkin Feb 1 '14 at 23:39

It is absolutely possible, actually I've wrote a whole post around it, which explains step by step how to get your raspberry broadcasting live streaming content directly from its camera.


Hope you like it.


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